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At the Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Oldenburg, Germany

a PhD position in Perinatal Neurobiology
(65 % of full time, German TV-L E13, 3 years, m/f/d)
Supervision: Prof. Axel Heep, Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Universität Oldenburg

is available.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an above average academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in Molecular Neuroscience or a related field and good skills in oral and written English and German.

Advanced knowledge in at least one the following fields is required: Experience in human neural stem culture work, Exosome isolation and miRNA differentiation from human cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). The candidate will collect CSF from infants with treatment for posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation and establish a biobank. The candidate will furthermore perform culture techniques for human fetal neural progenitor cells and perform advanced CSF nanomolecular particle studies (Electron microscopy), Immunochemistry, ELISA and FACS analysis. The PhD project will be conducted in an interdisciplinary collaborative research consortium of the Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Oldenburg, Germany (Host institution) and the Stem Cells and Neurodegeneration Research Group, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, United Kingdom (Collaborating institution). The position is placed in Oldenburg and The Stem Cells and Neuroregeneration Research Group offers access to laboratory and cell culture work facilities in Bristol along a bilateral site agreement.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered.
Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application including a CV, list of two potential referees, a brief statement of research interests and copies of certificates of academic grades to Prof. Dr. Axel Heep, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany; (axbydfoel.jdheepd0@uni-olbcusdenburgv6thp.deehrfu). Electronic applications (one pdf file) are preferred. The application deadline is 28.01.2020.


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